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Alive In Spirit

On Wednesday evening, the night before Thanksgiving, Vickie Thompson spent her time similar to many, as she prepared for a holiday feast. Her kitchen, however, was somewhat different and the number of turkeys being prepped indicated something larger than a 'typical' family meal.

December 03, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Holiday Concerts Offered Throughout Region

"Voices For the King" will be presenting their fifth annual Christmas Concert on Saturday, Dec. 13. This holiday event will be held in Ripon at Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, 517 Orange Ave., starting at 7 p.m. The "Voices For the King" group is a Christian men's choral group. The 29-voice group represents nine different local churches, and throughout the year they sing at various church worship services and fundraisers for ministries. All are invited to come and enjoy a night of great music, singing, and fellowship, making this a part of your Christmas celebration. For more information, call ...

December 02, 2014 | | Local News


Olsen, Gray Introduce ADA Reform Legislation

Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) and Assemblymember Adam Gray (D-Merced) introduced their first bills for the 2015-16 Legislative Session on Monday, which seek to curb frivolous lawsuits related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) so that businesses in the Central Valley and across California can keep their doors open while they work to comply with access laws.

December 01, 2014 | | Local News


Community Joins In Operation Christmas Child

'Tis the season.

November 26, 2014 | | Local News


Cowboy Christmas This Weekend

An Oakdale holiday tradition – Cowboy Christmas – is among the special events coming up this weekend for the community.

November 26, 2014 | | Local News


Oakdale Serves Up Thanksgiving

All are invited to join in for fellowship and feasting this Thanksgiving Day, as the Spirit of Oakdale hosts its traditional community dinner at the Gene Bianchi Community Center.

November 26, 2014 | | Local News


Gas Prices Fall Ahead Of Turkey Day Travel

With the U.S. average price of gasoline at $2.80 as of Monday, Nov. 24, the national average is at its lowest level since December 2010. Especially this week, Americans should be grateful that 80 percent of the nation's gas stations are reporting prices under $3/gallon, compared to just 22 percent at this time in 2013.

November 24, 2014 | | Local News


Developer Requests Cut In City Fees

At least 125 construction jobs and 80 full-time health care positions are at risk if a local developer pulls the pin on an anticipated 110-room assisted living facility for seniors planned for the west side of town. The reason: fees assessed by the city for the project.

November 21, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Don’t Forget To Pay Your Use Tax

As California consumers load up online shopping carts this holiday season, they might not realize these purchases are taxed to support vital public services. Online shoppers who are not charged sales tax may owe use tax, which has been imposed on purchases from out-of-state retailers since 1935. Like sales tax, use tax helps fund public safety, education and more.

November 20, 2014 | | Local News


Community Spirit - Preparations Made For Thanksgiving Feast

In just barely one week, the kitchen area of the Gene Bianchi Community Center will once again be clanking and moving. Twenty one years later, the Spirit of Oakdale community meal is more than an institution; it is a fine oiled machine. On Thursday, Nov. 27 the small army and committee will once again open the doors at 11 a.m. and serve up a free Thanksgiving meal to anyone who stops by.

November 19, 2014 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


City Addresses ADA Accessibility Issues

With the City of Oakdale required to do a self-evaluation of its Americans with Disabilities Act compliance and develop a formal transition plan, the Oakdale City Council on Monday, Nov. 17 unanimously approved an item for the city to address the changes necessary to implement accessibility in its buildings, parks and public rights-of-way.

November 19, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


CHP Receives Federal Funds For DUI Crackdown

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has announced receiving a federal "Reducing Impaired Driving" grant, which will fund 150 sobriety checkpoints, 75 DUI task force operations, proactive DUI enforcement patrols through Sept. 30, 2015, and at least 100 safety presentations.

November 17, 2014 | | Local News


Denham Votes For Pipeline Construction

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) voted with the U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 14 to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, creating 42,100 jobs and moving the country towards greater energy independence.

November 14, 2014 | | Local News


Oakdale Ranks Fifth In State Water Conservation

While Central Valley residents are being urged to use water wisely during the drought, a new report shows that residents of Oakdale are coming through in their conservation efforts.

November 12, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Sconza Employee Files Federal Labor Charges Against Union

A Sconza Candy Company employee has filed federal charges against a local bakers union and her employer for a litany of rights violations regarding mandatory union membership and a subsequent suspension she received for not joining the union in a timely manner.

November 12, 2014 | Richard Paloma | Local News


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Final Stretch Looms For Local Shoe Drive

Joe and Jennifer Brown are doing their best to make a difference in the life of those in need.

August 24, 2016 | | Local News


Oakdale Businesses Prep For Food, Drink Showcase

Oakdale's Bianchi Community Center will be turned in to a place for some fine wining and dining soon, with the annual Taste of Oakdale ...

August 24, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


SMOOTH SEASON START

Despite some concerns over mosquitoes ruining the party, the more than 650 youngsters ready to play soccer in the Oakdale Youth Soccer League this season ...

August 24, 2016 | Marg Jackson | Local News


OHS Alum Interns In Washington DC

Madison Lane lived a summer which she hopes serves as a glimpse into her future.

August 24, 2016 | Teresa Hammond | Local News


Pesky Mosquitoes Abuzz In City

Oakdale residents are seeking protection and adjusting routines as a result of a rising threat to the community's health.

August 24, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Group Calls for Recall of OID Director Santos

The Wednesday night, Aug. 17 meeting of Oakdale Irrigation District directors kicked off with Linda Santos getting served with a notice of an intention to ...

August 24, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Church Hosts Event

Celebration Center Oakdale Church will host "Hot August Night," a community outreach event on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m ...

August 23, 2016 | | Local News


OYSL Season Opens

Opening Day for the Oakdale Youth Soccer League is fast approaching.

August 17, 2016 | | Local News


LITTLE BIG WINNER

Oakdale's Colby Crofts was named winner of outstanding breeding meat goat exhibitor during the Stanislaus County Fair in July. The local youth was also ...

August 17, 2016 | | Local News


Creating A Great Study Environment At Home

A student's academic performance is influenced by a host of factors, including the learning environment both inside the classroom and at home. While students ...

August 17, 2016 | | Local News


Local Newspapers Provide Variety Of Benefits

Local newspapers play vital roles in communities across the globe. The Information Age has changed the way many people get their news, but local newspapers ...

August 17, 2016 | | Local News


State’s Fire Safe Council Grants Top $2.1 Million

California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) officials on Monday announced the council has awarded over $2.1 million in federal grant funds to 20 at-risk California ...

August 17, 2016 | | Local News


Study Shows Stanislaus River Trout Population Plummets

The once healthy population of rainbow trout living in the Stanislaus River declined precipitously during the California drought, according to survey results released Monday, Aug ...

August 17, 2016 | | Local News


Sergeant Shimmel Retiring From Oakdale Police Department

Nearly his entire adult life, Brian Shimmel has worn a uniform. This month he becomes a civilian for the first time in over 30 years ...

August 17, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Local News


Refrain From Vehicle Idling As Kids Return To School

With school back in session the Valley Air District is asking the public to reduce vehicle emissions by carpooling or walking their children to school ...

August 17, 2016 | | Local News


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